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illustrated.1837 Excerpt: ... ef Craigievar still continued his
merchandising in the city of Edinburgh; and, adding by degrees
still more to his gains, he repaid the bishop all that he ever
borrowed, and died a much richer man than he, being possessed not
only of the above estates, but of the barony of Auchtertoul in
Fife, and the baronies of Finhaven and Carriston.--Se MicheWi
Scotsman't Library, &c. This story will, perhaps, remind the
reader of the one told of Swift. The satirical dean having to
preach a charity sermon to which he had little good-will, from the
opinion he had formed of his audience, said nothing of the subject
until the sermon was ended. He then told them, that this was a mere
matter of business, and as such he would talk of it. They knew as
well as he, that they had certain poor to provide for, who looked
to their purses. He then merely read them the text, which says, "He
that giveth to the poor, lendeth to the Lord"--and added, "if you
approve of your security, down with your money."--With this he sent
round the plate for collection. Note E. page 6. There is a romantic
story about the noble old castle of Craigievar, (or the rock of
Mar, ) and of the manner in which it came into the possession,
first of the Mortimers and then of the Forbeses, which we cannot
make room for at present, to tell it as we could wish; so, like the
seventeenth head of the Scots minister's sermon, we must reserve it
for another and " a more convenient opportunity." We may, however,
mention, that of the three old castles In this parish, there are
two besides Craigievar that deserve' mention, from the traditions
attached to them. "The castle of Lenturk," says Sir John Sinclair,"
now in ruins, is supposed to be older than either of the other two.
It appears to have been built early in the sixte...
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